It looks like a potential superfight between undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is closer than ever to becoming a reality.
Because in a recent stop on his UK tour, Mayweather put the ball in McGregor’s court.
Mayweather took the opportunity to announce he is “officially out of retirement” and urged McGregor to sign whatever papers he needs to file in order to make the fight happen. Mayweather said he would like to see the brash Irishman in the ring as early as June.
“When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf,” Mayweather said, via FightHype. “He was the A side, I was the B side. I beat him, I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. When I faced Oscar De La Hoya, he was the A side, I was the B side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain, I beat him and I became the A side. For Conor McGregor, I’m coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor.
“I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let’s fight in June. You’re the B side, I’m the A side. We’re not here to cry about money. I’m tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let’s do it.
“Today, I’m officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor. We don’t need to waste no time. We need to make this s**t happen quickly. Let’s get it on in June.”
Sign the combat sports world up for that one.
McGregor is currently taking some time away from the Octagon as he awaits the birth of his first child with his longtime girlfriend, Dee Devlin. Devlin is expected to give birth in May.
The UFC champ previously said he wouldn’t even begin training until after the birth of his child, but if he really is serious about making a fight with Mayweather happen he may need to get back in the gym sooner rather than later.
Whether the fight ever comes to fruition remains to be seen, but we are ready for less talking and more action.
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